Executive Board 2024-2025

PRESIDENT

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Jason Blough

Dr. Blough received his BSME and MSME from Michigan Technological University. Dr. Blough attended the University of Cincinnati to obtain his Ph.D. in structural dynamics. Dr. Blough’s Ph.D. was on rotating machinery signal processing methods. Dr. Blough is currently a Professor in the Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Department at Michigan Technological University. Dr. Blough has been active in SEM and IMAC for over 20 years....
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PRESIDENT-ELECT

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Junlan Wang

Junlan Wang is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington. Her research focuses on mechanics of thin films/multilayers, biological and bioinspired materials, high strain rate phenomena, and additively manufactured materials. She received her B.S. (1994) and M.S. (1997) in Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China, and Ph.D. (2002) in Theoretical and Applied...
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VICE PRESIDENT

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Sez Atamturktur

Dr. Sez Atamturktur Russcher returned to Clemson University in July 2023 as Associate Vice President for the Charleston Innovation Centers (located at the CURI Campus in Charleston, SC) and Professor of Mechanical Engineering. She provides leadership in academic matters and scientific research portfolio of the CURI campus and is responsible for staffing, budgeting, and maintaining the facilities and campus operations. In addition, she serves as...
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TREASURER EMERITUS

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Jon Rogers

Dr. Rogers received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering Mechanics from Iowa State University in 1980, 1984 and 1986, respectively. Jon joined Sandia in the fall of 1986 in the Vibration Testing Division. In the test organization, he worked as the test engineer for vibration and shock testing on a number of systems. Jon was the project leader for the VIBRAFUGE development project which placed a 4000 lb force rated shaker on the 29-foot...
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TREASURER

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Kristin Zimmerman

Dr. Zimmerman became a member of the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM) in 1988. She was the inaugural Student Paper Competition Winner under the guidance of Professor Gary Cloud at Michigan State University in 1990; Chair of the Education Committee from 1991-2007; Associate Editor of Experimental Techniques from 1996-today, and Senior Editor from 2000-2007; President from 2008-2009; Assistant Treasurer 2012-2013 and...
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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR / SECRETARY

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Nuno Lopes

Nuno Lopes is the Executive Director/Secretary of the Society for Experimental Mechanics where he is responsible for day-to-day operations including the Society’s three archival peer-reviewed journals. Nuno oversees staff and reports to the Executive Board. He has been with SEM since 2013.

His 14 years at IBM provided experience working with executives and leading a team. Nuno...

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PAST PRESIDENT

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Raman Singh

Dr. Raman P. Singh serves as the Associate Dean for Engineering at OSU-Tulsa and as the Head of the School of Materials Science and Engineering in the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology at Oklahoma State University (OSU). He also serves as the Director of the Helmerich Advanced Technology Research Center on the OSU-Tulsa campus and is appointed as the Helmerich Family Endowed Chair Professor of Engineering,...
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PAST PRESIDENT

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James P. De Clerck

Dr. James De Clerck is a Professor of Practice in the Mechanical Engineering – Engineering Mechanics Department at Michigan Technological University. He earned BS, MS and PhD degrees from Michigan Tech, receiving his Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics in 1991.

Prior to joining the Michigan Tech faculty in 2009, Jim was a Project Design Engineer...
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AT-LARGE MEMBERS

 
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Martha Grady

Dr. Martha E. Grady (Meg) is an Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY, USA. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Central Florida, Masters and PhD degrees in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, and spent two years at the University of Pennsylvania as a Postdoctoral Fellow before beginning her faculty appointment in...
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Maarten van der Seijs

During my studies Mechanical Engineering at TU Delft (2005-2011) I was greatly inspired by Prof. Daniel Rixen and Dennis De Klerk to pursue a career in structural dynamics. I started my PhD in 2011, as a collaboration project between TU Delft, TU München and BMW Group, and have been visiting IMAC conferences since 2012. During that time, I have specialized in Experimental Dynamic Substructuring and Transfer Path Analysis, with application...
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Hae Young Noh

Hae Young Noh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University. Her research focuses on indirect sensing and physics-guided data analytics to enable low-cost non-intrusive monitoring of human-structure systems. She is particularly interested in developing structures to be self-user-, and surrounding-aware to improve users’ quality of life and provide safe and sustainable...
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Sharlotte Kramer

Dr. Sharlotte Kramer is a research lead of the Structural Mechanics Laboratory at Sandia National Laboratories. She leads a research program in the Engineering Science Center that advances predictive solid mechanics for rapid transformation of qualification and sustainment of national security systems. She is the principal investigator of multi-disciplinary projects, transitioning fundamental research to mission applications at the intersection of...
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Anders Brandt

Anders Brandt is currently professor and Head of the Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering at Aarhus University in Denmark. He received a MSc degree in electrical engineering from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, in 1986, and a Licentiate of Engineering degree in medical electronics from the same university in 1989 with a thesis on bone conduction hearing. For the next 20 years he worked with...
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Garrison Flynn

Garrison Stevens Flynn completed her Ph.D. at Clemson in 2016 as a U.S. Department of Education GAANN fellow studying propagation of model uncertainties and systematic bias in multi-scale and multi-physics models. She is currently an R&D Engineer at Los Alamos National Laboratory on the Data Analysis Team of the Test Engineering group. Her research interests focus on statistical methods for inverse analysis of complex systems...
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Rachael Tighe

Rachael Tighe is Senior Lecturer (equivalent to associate professor) and Programme Leader of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Waikato in New Zealand, where she has been since 2018. Prior to this, Rachael was a Senior Lecturer in the Defence Academy of the UK and was a Research Fellow at the University of Southampton, UK. Rachael’s PhD on the development of infrared techniques for practical defect identification in bonded...
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Meredith Silberstein

Meredith Silberstein is an Associate Professor in the Sibley School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University and Director of the Engineered Living Materials Institute. She received her PhD in June 2011 from the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering. Afterward, she served as a postdoctoral fellow at the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She has received the NSF CAREER...
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